February 18, 2015

Leading hospital medicine and transitional care organization signs 11 year lease in Tacoma.

Leading hospital medicine and transitional care organization signs 11-year lease in Tacoma

Feb. 18, 2015 – Sound Physicians, a leading hospitalist and transitional care organization, focused on driving measurable improvements in quality, satisfaction, and efficiency throughout the acute episode of patient care, finalized agreements and signed an 11-year lease for the Umpqua Bank Building in the heart of the Central Business District in downtown Tacoma, WA.

Sound Physicians’ office in Tacoma is the organization’s central hub, supporting its national footprint where they manage hospitalist, critical care, and skilled nursing care for nearly 190 hospitals and close to 100 skilled nursing facilities working in conjunction with these hospitals in 34 states. Sound Physicians employs more than 2,400 people nationwide, including more than 1,750 physicians. The administrative support staff in Tacoma includes 150 colleagues, including performance management, compliance, learning and development for Sound’s providers and business colleagues, finance and accounting, medical practice billing, physician and professional recruiting, human resources, communications, and marketing as well as software development.

“Downtown Tacoma is becoming a more vibrant city with a nice mix of local offerings for our colleagues with shorter commute times and lower costs than in Seattle— it has been a great place to grow our organization,” said Rob Bessler, MD, Chief Executive Officer of Sound Physicians. “We’re fortunate to work in such a beautiful spot surrounded by views of Commencement Bay, the Olympic Mountains, and Mount Rainier.”

“Sound Physicians has been in Tacoma for several years, and we are delighted they have made a long-term commitment to expand their corporate headquarters downtown,” said Mayor Marilyn Strickland. “With their innovative business strategy and emphasis on service excellence, Sound Physicians is well-positioned for continued success, and we are focused on attracting more healthcare companies to Tacoma.”

Since 2001, Sound Physicians, a healthcare organization founded and led by doctors, has focused on improving quality and lowering the cost of care in the communities we serve, including many communities right here in Washington. In addition to its core business of hospital medicine, Sound Physicians also has affiliate businesses supported from its Tacoma location including Echo Locum Tenens for interim provider staffing www.echolocumtenens.com, Resonant Physician Advisory Services www.resonantadvisors.com for secondary case review for hospitals and The Intensivist Group www.theintensivistgroup.com, providing critical care physician services and management to Intensive care units within hospitals.


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